American Jewish comedian Roseanne Barr, who is best known for her role as the titular character of the sitcom “Roseanne,” will participate in a March 28 conference in Jerusalem about fighting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel campaign.

Barr was invited to the conference, which is sponsored by Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, because of her involvement with the pro-Israel group StandWithUs.

“I am proud to stand with Israel during the week of Purim,” Barr said on February 26, according to a report in Ynet. “This is the holiday where Esther mobilized the Jewish community, and because of her strong and unifying stance, she succeeded in overturning the brutal decree to destroy us.”

Barr will tour the country with her mother for two weeks before the conference.

Barr, who frequently posts on Twitter, is a vocal critic of the pro-Palestinian left and the BDS movement. Barr has even referred to Jews who support the BDS movement as “anti-Semites” and recently retweeted a post from JTA’s partner site, Jewniverse explaining that the Bataclan, the Paris nightclub where at least 130 people were killed in a recent attack, was named after a 19th century Jewish operetta.

Other people expected to attend the conference are Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, several government ministers and Knesset members, and Sodastream CEO Daniel Birnbaum.

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